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Police: Drunken man punched dad, bit and kicked troopers

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

An intoxicated man used the parking lot of his father's Dillsburg-area business to play demolition derby, then punched his dad in the face and bit, kicked and spat at responding state troopers, according to charging documents.

Derric Lee Stine, 33, of 710 Fickes Road in Warrington Township, remains in York County Prison, charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal mischief and three counts each of reckless endangerment and harassment.

Derric Lee Stine

Bail was not set for Stine because he's also being held on a bench warrant for which he can't be released, according to prison records.

Charging documents allege Stine went to his father's Warrington Township business — Stine's Equipment Maintenance at 680 Ridge Road — the afternoon of Dec. 2 and appeared to be visibly intoxicated as he drove erratically in the parking lot and "aggressively" struck a parked vehicle and a trailer. State police estimated damage to the vehicle and trailer at $500, documents state.

His father, Gary Stine, told troopers he had to jump into his son's vehicle to remove the key from the ignition to get his son to stop, documents state.

Father punched: Derric Stine responding by getting out of his vehicle and punching his father in the face, at which point two of the father's employees tackled Derric Stine and restrained him until he stopped fighting, according to state police.

One of those victims was Jeremy Stine, who told troopers he and the other employee, Alexander Wentling, were close to Derric Stine's vehicle as he was driving it erratically and crashing into things in the lot, charging documents state.

Wentling said he and Jeremy Stine had to tackle Derric Stine to stop his assault on his father, police said. It was Wentling's vehicle that Derric Stine crashed into, according to police.

When troopers arrived, Derric Stine had fled his father's business on an all-terrain vehicle, but one of the troopers was able to get him back to the scene, police said.

Police bitten, kicked: Troopers then arrested him for simple assault and reckless endangerment and were securing him in the back of a cruiser when he bit a trooper on the right forearm, documents allege.

Derric Stine at that point unbuckled himself in the back seat and started slamming his head against the window and side of the cruiser, police said.

Two troopers were in the process of using a tie-rope restraint to subdue Derric Stine when he kicked one of them in the chest and arm and tried to kick him in the head, charging documents state.

A short time later, as that trooper was driving Derric Stine to York Hospital, the man started spitting saliva and blood at the trooper from the back seat of the cruiser, documents allege.

He spat on the front seat, the interior roof, the cruiser's computer and rifle, and the trooper's patrol bag and notepad, police said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.